GTA IV: Lag Spikes

Joeii828

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Hi all,

Grand theft auto: IV got huge lag spikes every 1-6 seconds. I think it isn't my PC who can't handle it, with the benchmarking it had a average fps of 50 with all setting high. I also tried lowering the settings, same result.

PC Specs:

AMD Phenom X4 965 Black edition (4 x 3.4ghz)
4GB Dual channal 1600Mhz RAM
Asus HD7770 GHz edition 2gb gddr5
AsRock 970 Extreme4
Windows 7 64-bit

Anyone got a solution for my problem?

Kind regards,
 

joeh_87

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Huge lag spikes as in just big fps drops?

I found my GTA4 performance way smoother when it was installed on my SSD, I get Lagspikes when running from my second 7200RPM HDD as it is now to save space on my SSD.

if you're running from a 7200RPM HDD which is also your System drive you may have the odd lagspike with this game especially while driving at high speeds.

as for your specs it's not 4 x 3.4ghz ;D
 

Joeii828

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Yes, like in big fps drops.



It is?
 

Joeii828

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Hi,

I found the solution. Just had to turn off Windows keylogger in msconfig.
Now playing fps 70+ highest settings. :D